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Iconic Longtime Westchester Bakery Damaged By Fire Seeks Help In Rebuilding Iconic Longtime Westchester Bakery Damaged By Fire Seeks Help In Rebuilding
Iconic Longtime Westchester Bakery Damaged By Fire Seeks Help In Rebuilding A bakery that has served its Westchester community for more than eight decades is now asking for help in recovering from a devastating fire that forced it to close.  Delite Bake Shop, located in Yonkers at 773 Yonkers Ave., was damaged in a blaze that started on Saturday, July 13 around 12:30 a.m., according to the store's owner, Eric Jeraci.  Because the fire happened when the business was closed, no customers or employees were injured.  However, although the business has insurance, the bakery now has a "long road ahead" of them before they can reopen, and all of the costs …
Raging Car Fire Caught On Video By New Police Drone In Westchester Raging Car Fire Caught On Video By New Police Drone In Westchester
Raging Car Fire Caught On Video By New Police Drone In Westchester Police and firefighters had eyes in the sky while extinguishing a vehicle blaze in Westchester.  The blaze happened alongside a busy street in Yonkers over the weekend of Saturday, July 20, the Yonkers Police Department announced on Monday, July 22. According to police, after the fire was reported in the city's 3rd Precinct, the department's new drone, Air1, took off from its launching location from the roof of St. Joseph's Medical Center and flew to the scene of the blaze. There, it was able to catch the incident on camera and give first responders an idea of the situation before they…
New Chick-fil-A In Westchester Announces Opening Date: Here's When New Chick-fil-A In Westchester Announces Opening Date: Here's When
New Chick-fil-A In Westchester Announces Opening Date: Here's When The second Chick-fil-A location in Westchester County has announced its opening date.   The fast-food eatery will open in Yonkers at 2205 Central Park Ave. (Route 100) on Thursday, July 25.  The restaurant, known for its chicken sandwiches, will have a drive-thru and outdoor seating and will be the second to open in the county. The first opened at the Ardsley Travel Plaza on Interstate 87 North in June 2023.  Related Report - Rest Stop: New Service Area With Eateries Opens On NY Thruway In Ardsley The new Yonkers location is owned by Israel Allmand, who will celeb…
New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Westchester New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Westchester
New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Westchester Construction of an all-new six-story apartment building in Westchester with more than 100 affordable units has been completed with help from New York state officials.  The grand opening of Summit on Hudson, located in Yonkers just a half-mile from the city's Metro-North train station, was celebrated by city and state officials on Tuesday, July 16.  The new building, developed by Wethab and built as part of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's $25 billion comprehensive Housing Plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable homes throughout the state, contains 113 affordable apartments…
Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say
Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say Two men, including one from Westchester County, face federal charges for allegedly selling a narcotic up to three times stronger than fentanyl, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Miguel de Jesus Reyes Medina, age 49, and Camden, NJ resident Erik Alberto Lopez Valdez, age 38, were arrested on Thursday, July 18 on drug distribution charges, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, in April 2024, Reyes Medina agreed to sell fentanyl to an undercover agent working with law enforcement, reportedly asking f…
Stuck, Bottomed-Out Oil Tanker Briefly Closes Busy Westchester Intersection Stuck, Bottomed-Out Oil Tanker Briefly Closes Busy Westchester Intersection
Stuck, Bottomed-Out Oil Tanker Briefly Closes Busy Westchester Intersection A hilly Westchester intersection was temporarily closed to traffic as towing crews worked to remove an oil tanker that bottomed out and became stuck in the middle of the roadway.  The closure happened in Yonkers on Monday afternoon, July 15, when an oil tanker became stuck while traversing the hill at the intersection of Ashburton Avenue and Warburton Avenue, according to Yonkers Police.  The tanker was eventually removed with the help of several heavy-duty tows. The incident caused Warburton Avenue to close between Wells Avenue and Babcock Place during the removal, police said, a…
New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design
New $48M Affordable Housing Building Opens In Westchester: Features Ultra-Low Energy Design Federal, county, and city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new four-story affordable housing building in Westchester that boasts energy-saving features.  The $48 million building, known as La Mora Senior Housing, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, July 9 at 23 Mulberry St. in the Hollow neighborhood of South Yonkers.  The project features 60 affordable apartments for seniors and was built by the nonprofit Mulford Corporation.  In addition to giving seniors access to affordable units, the building was also built using Passive House design, a standard for ener…
Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt
Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt Two major resurfacing projects on busy Westchester roadways have commenced, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.  The infrastructure work, consisting of a $17 million project along Route 100 (Central Avenue) and a $16 million project on Route 9A (Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway), has officially begun, Hochul announced on Thursday, July 11.  The following stretches of both roads will be resurfaced as part of the projects: A 4.5-mile section of Route 100 from Underhill Avenue in Yonkers to the White Plains line; A 7.1-mile section of Route 9A from Route 133 in Ossining to Maiden Lan…
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Westchester Store: Here's When Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Westchester Store: Here's When
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Westchester Store: Here's When A global lingerie brand owned by iconic pop star and actress Rihanna is set to open a new storefront at a Westchester shopping center. The store, which will sell Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie product line, will hold its grand opening at the Cross County Center in Yonkers on Friday, July 12.  The over 3,000-square-foot store will offer a wide range of affordable lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, and sportswear available in sizes XS–4X/XS–XXXXL, according to the owners.  According to Rihanna herself, the brand aims to "make people look good and feel good."  "We want y…
Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them
Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them A police department in Westchester has become the first in the county to embrace help from drones during emergency calls.  The Yonkers Police Department announced the launch of its Drone as a First Responder pilot program during a press conference held on Wednesday, July 10.  As part of the initiative, the only one of its kind in Westchester, the department will use one drone outfitted with high-definition cameras and thermal imaging and will fly alongside and overhead officers during calls.  The drone will launch from the roof of St. Joseph's Medical Center and will be remo…
Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester
Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester A 54-year-old man faces charges after allegedly stabbing a victim to death during a dispute that went out of control in Westchester, police said. Mount Vernon resident Nathaniel Tyrone Hill was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened in White Plains on Thursday, July 4, White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong said on Wednesday, July 10.  According to Chong, around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, authorities learned of a dispute involving two men at 162 Ferris Ave. and arrived at the scene within seconds, soon finding a man with a stab wound to the chest. …
27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester 27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester
27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash on a highway in Westchester that left a man dead.  New York State Police said on Monday, July 8, that the crash happened on Saturday, July 6, just after 10 p.m., when a 2017 BMW motorcycle collided with a guard rail on northbound I-87 in Yonkers.  Troopers and first responders found the operator, 27-year-old Bronx resident Osterman Cuevas-Campos, on the shoulder of the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the results of a preliminary investigation, Cuevas-Campos had been riding his motorcyc…
Update: 2 Officers Injured After Police Car T-Boned In Westchester Crash Update: 2 Officers Injured After Police Car T-Boned In Westchester Crash
Update: 2 Officers Injured After Police Car T-Boned In Westchester Crash This story has been updated.  A part of a busy Westchester County road has reopened to traffic after a police cruiser was hit and knocked into scaffolding, injuring two officers.  Part of eastbound Prospect Street between Riverdale Avenue and South Broadway (Route 9) in Yonkers has reopened to traffic following a crash involving a police car, Yonkers Police announced on Friday, July 5.  According to Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio, at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, a patrol car from the department's 4th Precinct was traveling east on Prospect Street while responding …
First African American Westchester County Legislator Dies: Was 'Revered Figure' First African American Westchester County Legislator Dies: Was 'Revered Figure'
First African American Westchester County Legislator Dies: Was 'Revered Figure' Westchester is mourning the loss of its first African American County Legislator known as an iconic figure who fought for civil rights and equality for all.  Former Westchester County Legislator and Yonker resident Herman Keith died on Saturday, June 22 after a long illness due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease, Westchester County officials announced on Wednesday, July 3.   Keith, who Westchester officials called a "revered figure," was originally from Alabama and served in the US Army, eventually rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He later moved to …
Latest Update: Road Closure Extended As Partially Collapsed Building Demolished In Westchester Latest Update: Road Closure Extended As Partially Collapsed Building Demolished In Westchester
Latest Update: Road Closure Extended As Partially Collapsed Building Demolished In Westchester A stretch of a busy roadway will remain closed for a longer period of time than expected as crews demolish a partially collapsed building in Westchester.  North Broadway between Main Street and Manor House Square will remain closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic through Monday, July 1, Yonkers Police announced on Thursday, June 27.  The closure follows the partial collapse of 9 North Broadway on Friday, June 21 just before 11 a.m., when a floor and wall on the building's first floor collapsed into the basement below. Earlier Report - New Update: Building To Be Dem…
Over 18K School Bus Passing Violations Caught On Camera In This Westchester City: 'Staggering' Over 18K School Bus Passing Violations Caught On Camera In This Westchester City: 'Staggering'
Over 18K School Bus Passing Violations Caught On Camera In This Westchester City: 'Staggering' Over the course of a school year, a Westchester County city's school bus stop arm camera program meant to capture illegal vehicle passings has caught more than 18,000 violations, officials announced.  Since partnering with Verra Mobility to launch their enforcement campaign in November 2023 and catch drivers who illegally pass school buses while the stop arm is extended, the city of Yonkers has captured 18,132 violations, officials announced on Thursday, June 27.  Earlier Report - School Bus Safety: Yonkers To Deploy Massive Stop-Arm Enforcement Program The month of May had…
Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph
Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph A pair of first-time Congressional candidates scored decisive wins in much-watched Democratic primaries in downstate New York. Westchester County Executive George Latimer easily defeated two-time incumbent Jamaal Bowman in the District 16 race, 58 percent to 41 percent, with 84 percent of the vote in, according to the New York State Board of Elections. With $25 million spent, it was the most expensive Congressional primary race in US history and one that became contentious over debates on the Israel-Hamas war. The district includes the southern portion of Westchester, including White …
Heated Westchester Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent Heated Westchester Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent
Heated Westchester Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent The closely-watched Democratic race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat is about to come to a close as the most expensive congressional primary in history, according to reports. CBS News says nearly $25 million has been raised and spent during the race, which will be decided on Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 25. Over half of this amount, $16 million, has been put toward anti-Bowman attack ads and was largely spent by United Democracy Project, a super PAC of the pro-Israel group American Israel Public…
New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Westchester New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Westchester
New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Westchester Following a partial building collapse in Westchester that sent two to the hospital, a stretch of a busy roadway will remain closed for several days as crews demolish the structure. New, updated report - Latest Update: Road Closure Extended As Partially-Collapsed Building Demolished In Yonkers The collapse happened in Yonkers on Friday, June 21 just before 11 a.m. at 9 North Broadway, when a floor and wall on the building's first floor collapsed into the basement below, according to Yonkers Police. Earlier Report - Building Partially Collapses In Yonkers With People Inside…
Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into Jails: DA Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into Jails: DA
Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into Jails: DA Six correction officers and civilian employees face charges after allegedly accepting bribes and smuggling contraband to inmates at two jails in Westchester, officials announced.  Five of the defendants, including three Westchester County corrections officers and two civilian employees, were arrested on Tuesday, June 11, and arraigned in Mount Pleasant Justice Court on Thursday, June 20, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, the five defendants allegedly smuggled contraband to inmates at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.…
Building Partially Collapses In Westchester With People Inside, Causes Road Closures Building Partially Collapses In Westchester With People Inside, Causes Road Closures
Building Partially Collapses In Westchester With People Inside, Causes Road Closures This story has been updated. New, updated report - New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Yonkers Two people were taken to a hospital after being evacuated from a Westchester building that partially collapsed.  The incident happened on Friday, June 21 just before 11 a.m. at 9 North Broadway in Yonkers, Yonkers Police announced around 11:40 a.m.  Arriving first responders found that a floor and wall on the building's first floor had collapsed into the basement below.  Officers then secured the area while members of the city's fire departm…
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA A police sergeant working for a Westchester department faces assault charges after allegedly repeatedly kicking and punching a suspect during an arrest following a high-speed chase, officials announced. Sgt. Hector Cartagena, age 55, of the Yonkers Police Department, was indicted on assault charges on Monday, June 17 in connection with an incident that occurred in Yonkers on Thursday, March 14, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on the day of the arrest, the suspect allegedly led Yonkers officers on a high-speed chase a…
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery
Celebrity Chef Designs 2-Course Summer Prix Fixe Dinner At Peekskill Eatery A famous chef whose group runs multiple restaurants across the Hudson Valley has designed a delicious two-course summer prix fixe at a popular Northern Westchester restaurant. Chef Peter X. Kelly, the owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, designed the prix fixe for Apropros restaurant in Peekskill at 900 Fort Hill Rd., a Michelin-recommended eatery located at The Abbey Inn.  Related Report - 'Lovely' Restaurant Inside 120-Year-Old Abbey In Peekskill Added To Michelin Guide Kelly now serves as the restaurant's culinary director, helping to design a menu featuring meals…
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress In a stunning move, Hillary Clinton has endorsed Westchester County Executive George Latimer in the highly contested Democratic primary race against two-term incumbent Jamaal Bowman. The District 16 primary is set for Tuesday, June 25. A former First Lady and US Senato from New York, Clinton, a Northern Westchester resident who resides in Chappaqua, made the announcement on X on Wednesday, June 12. "With Trump on the ballot, we need strong, principled Democrats in Congress more than ever, Clinton wrote. "In Congress, @LatimerforNY will protect abortion rights, stand up to the NRA, and figh…
New Poll Released On Latimer-Bowman Democratic Congressional Primary In Westchester New Poll Released On Latimer-Bowman Democratic Congressional Primary In Westchester
New Poll Released On Latimer-Bowman Democratic Congressional Primary In Westchester As the race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat heats up, an all-new poll is giving a glimpse of who may emerge victorious.  Click here for a new, updated story: Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress According to a poll conducted by Emerson College Polling/PIX11/The Hill released on Tuesday, June 11, Latimer currently leads Bowman 48 percent to 31 percent. Meanwhile, 21 percent of voters are still undecided.  The 16th district include…
New Update: Hudson River Swimming Advisory Lifted After Main Break Fixed In Ossining New Update: Hudson River Swimming Advisory Lifted After Main Break Fixed In Ossining
New Update: Hudson River Swimming Advisory Lifted After Main Break Fixed In Ossining This story has been updated. Following the completed repairs of a sewer main break at a Northern Westchester pump station, county officials have lifted an advisory for recreational activities in the Hudson River.  In an announcement on Monday, June 10, Croton-on-Hudson village officials said that repairs to the force main break at the Crotonville Pump Station on Croton River Rd. in Ossining have been completed and that the Westchester County Department of Health has lifted its advisory for avoiding the Hudson River.  The break occurred on Thursday, June 6. As a result, …
Quadruple Murder Case: Former Northern Westchester Police Officer Receives Sentence Quadruple Murder Case: Former Northern Westchester Police Officer Receives Sentence
Quadruple Murder Case: Former Northern Westchester Police Officer Receives Sentence A former police officer at several municipalities in Westchester and Dutchess counties has received his sentence for killing four men in the Hudson Valley over missing drug money.  Orange County resident and former cop Nicholas Tartaglione of Otisville, age 56, was sentenced on Monday, June 10 to four consecutive life sentences for the killings in the town of Chester in Orange County following a botched cocaine deal in April 2016 at the Likquid Lounge.  The four victims were: Martin Luna, age 41,  Urbano Santiago, age 32,  Miguel Luna, age 25,  Hector G…
NYPD Officer From Westchester Charged In Road Rage Shooting NYPD Officer From Westchester Charged In Road Rage Shooting
Nypd Officer From Westchester Charged In Road Rage Shooting An NYPD officer has been charged in a South Jersey road rage incident in which a motorist was shot, authorities said. Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, — an officer with the NYPD — was charged on Thursday, June 6 with first-degree attempted murder and other charges for the shooting of a 30-year-old Voorhees Township man.  On Friday, May 17, at approximately 11 p.m., officers from the Voorhees Township Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Route 73 and Cooper Road.  Police found one of the drivers was suffering from a&nbs…
Teenage Trio Hospitalized After Rollover Crash On Parkway Exit Ramp In Westchester Teenage Trio Hospitalized After Rollover Crash On Parkway Exit Ramp In Westchester
Teenage Trio Hospitalized After Rollover Crash On Parkway Exit Ramp In Westchester Three teenagers from Long Island were hospitalized after a rollover crash on a busy parkway exit ramp in Westchester that caused a several-hour-long closure, police said. The crash happened on Monday, June 3 around 7:40 p.m., when a vehicle rolled over adjacent to the exit ramp leading from the westbound Cross County Parkway to Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  The car had been occupied by an 18-year-old driver and two passengers aged 17 and 19. All three occupants are from Long Island, O'Leary said.&…
Man Nabbed After Starting Several Fires Around City In Westchester, Police Say Man Nabbed After Starting Several Fires Around City In Westchester, Police Say
Man Nabbed After Starting Several Fires Around City In Westchester, Police Say A 34-year-old man faces a felony arson charge after allegedly starting multiple fires across a city in Westchester, damaging a car in the process, police announced.  Yonkers resident Edwin Polanco was arrested on Monday, June 3, following several incidents that began around 1 a.m., Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, June 4.  According to the department, Polanco allegedly set several piles of garbage on fire at that time, damaging a vehicle parked next to trash cans in one of the locations.  Soon after the fires were set, officers and detectives found Polanco and …
Man Shot In Back Near Public Park In Westchester: Suspect At Large Man Shot In Back Near Public Park In Westchester: Suspect At Large
Man Shot In Back Near Public Park In Westchester: Suspect At Large A man is recovering after being shot in the back near a public park in Westchester, police said. The incident happened on Saturday, June 1 just after 9 p.m., when shots were fired in the area of Doyle Park on Ashburton Avenue in Yonkers, Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio said on Monday, June 3.  Responding officers soon discovered that a 36-year-old man had taken himself to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound in his back that he had suffered at the scene of the shooting. He is now in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Detectives are now …